Ethos Pathos And Logos In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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This passage is from Squealer’s speech after the animals in George Orwell's Animal Farm, found out the pigs had taken not only the milk but the apples as well. The Animals find out and later that day Squealer was sent to dissuade their doubts about the pigs intentions. Owell exercises the instrument of persuasion he implemented in the book to do so, being in this case Squealer. The impassioned pig begins using logos and connotative words to induce the animal’s trust in their unethical leaders. Additionally, Orwell uses pathos in this discussion between the animals in attempts to unnerve them with threats of Jones returning, doing so successfully. In doing this he gives the animals a sense of reliance to the corrupt pigs as well as instilling fear with the mentioning of Jones likely returning if the pigs ceased to lead the farm.
Orwell starts this text using logos to validate the reasoning behind the pig’s consumption of the
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He does this by again, merely mentioning the return of Jones. “Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely, comrades”. He brings to their attention, the bitter truth, without the pigs Jones would’ve taken the farm back. He uses strong pathos in the conclusion of his speech forcing the animals to envision their lives if Jones had come back. He influences their thoughts and makes them assume it would be their fault if the pigs leadership deteriorated. He drives these thoughts in even further by asking ”surely there is no one among you who want to see Jones come back?” The tone of this question brings the animals to believe the pigs are continuously engaged in their leadership performance for the betterment of the animals. Due to the eloquence of just one pig the dwindling trust for their authority was reignited, for